Event Announcement: NLSIR Symposium

(The following notification comes from the National Law School of India Review)


The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR), the flagship journal
of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is pleased to
announce the VIIth NLSIR Symposium on “Bridging the Security-Liberty
Divide” scheduled to be held on December 21 and December 22, 2013 at
the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC, opposite NLSIU Campus,
Nagarbhavi) Conference Hall, Bangalore. The decade following September
11 has been dubbed “liberty’s lost decade”, not just for the United States
of America but for the world at large, marked by increasing tension between
State interests in national security and individual liberty. As we continue to
grapple with the implications of this clash, one clear winner seems to be
emerging, best observed by examining changes in legal systems throughout this
decade. The recent upsurge of criticism against NSA activity globally, however,
could be seen as indicative of a changing trend. The VIIth NLSIR
Symposium seeks to trace this dialogue between competing notions of security
and liberty, and hopes to assess and analyse similar developments in
India. 
Confirmed speakers for the Symposium include Hon’ble Justice
Muralidhar, Menaka Guruswamy, Mrinal Satish, Bharat Karnad, Aparna Chandra,
Chinmayi Arun, Shyam Divan, Bhairav Acharya, speakers from ARA Legal, Yug Mohit
Chaudhary and Saikat Datta.
This year, the discussions will be divided into four panels:
Session I: Securing Liberty from the State – Redefining Thresholds for
Offences
(Forenoon, December 21, 2013, Saturday)
Session II: Intrusive Intelligence – Surveillance Programs and Privacy
in India 
(Afternoon, December 21, 2013, Saturday)
Session III: Beyond Borders – Extradition, Asylum and Concerns of State
Security 
(Forenoon, December 22, 2013, Sunday)
Session IV: Security and Liberty in India – Redefining the Debate
(Afternoon, December 22, 2013, Sunday)
Registration fee for those who make an advance payment/bank transfer is
Rs. 500 for students and Rs. 750 for others. All those interested are requested
to register at: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19s9HkuoTRNBxKahu_pDSYbDb-6CCXvk6ZV4d1kkOW9s/viewform. 
The registration fee for those who register at the venue is Rs. 750 for
students and Rs. 1000 for others.
 For more
details visit our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/events/393805164084543/
or visit our website
http://nlsir.in/symposium.htmlFor
further information, please contact Abhinav Sekhri (Chief Editor): +91-9538003614;
Mansi Sood (Deputy Chief Editor): +91-9632745265 or email us at
mail.nlsir@gmail.com

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